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Travels with Charley

in search of America

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Travels with Charley

in search of America

  • 4.23 ·
  • 13 Ratings
  • 74 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 21 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
214

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A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, on a particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and on the unexpected kindness of strangers that is also a very real part of our national identity. "Pure delight, a pungent potpourri of places and people interspersed with bittersweet essays on everything from the emotional difficulties of growing old to the reasons why giant sequoias arouse such awe." — The New York Times Book Review "Profound, sympathetic, often angry...an honest moving book by one of our great writers." — The San Francisco Examiner "This is superior Steinbeck—a muscular, evocative report of a journey of rediscovery." — John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate "The eager, sensuous pages in which he writes about what he found and whom he encountered frame a picture of our human nature in the twentieth century which will not soon be surpassed." — Edward Weeks, The Atlantic Monthly

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Viajes Con Charley En Busca De América
Mar 19, 2008, Ediciones Península
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
2002, Penguin Books
in English
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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
2002, Penguin Books
library binding in English
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
1997, Penguin Books
in English
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Travels With Charley: In Search of America
1986, ISIS Large Print
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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Travels with Charley: in search of America
1980, Penguin Books
in English
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Travels with Charley
January 1977, Bantam Books
Paperback in English
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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

"John Steinbeck centennial edition (1902-2002)."

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.5203, B
Library of Congress
E169.Z8 S83 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
214 p. :
Number of pages
214

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3955107M
ISBN 10
0142000701
LCCN
2001055444
Library Thing
5518
Goodreads
5306

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